CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY AND RECONCILIATION IN SOUTHEAST EUROPE

Responsible education about the past for a democratic present and inclusive future

With the aim of cooperating on planning for history education approaches which empower young people to engage critically in today’s complex society, teachers, civil society groups, academics, diplomats and international organisations met in Belgrade on Friday 23 March, 2018 within the framework of Euroclio and the CDRSEE’s ePACT project.  

Looking to the future of the 'Vicinities': first meeting for the 'Okruzenje' team in Belgrade

On 7 March, 2018 the creative and production team of 'Vicinities' met to review the activities of the past season and discuss the next steps of Season 7. Building on the successful sixth season, the production team, brought new ideas for expanding the visibility of the show and pledged their commitment to not only maintaining the quality of the show, but also raising the production standards and setting higher goals that will lead the show to new levels.

CDRSEE's 2018 pita cutting

On 23 February, 2018 the traditional new-year cutting of vasilopita (St Basil’s cake) took place, as it has done every year, at the premises of the CDRSEE in Thessaloniki. CDRSEE board members, staff and distinguished guests gathered to celebrate the advent of 2018 and exchange blessings for a prosperous and successful year for the Center and its projects. CDRSEE Vice-Chair Mr Nikos Efthymiadis, Treasurer Mr Rigas Tzelepoglou and Board Member Mr Ioannis Tsormpatzoglou represented the Board of Directors.

DW and CDRSEE hold 'Balkan Booster' workshop in Thessaloniki 26-29 August 2018

In the framework of DW's project 'Balkan Booster', the German broadcaster will organise, in collaboration with the CDRSEE, a 3-day workshop in Thessaloniki. From 26 to 29 August 2018, 17 participants from across the Western Balkans will attend a preparatory seminar on issues of history, identity and reconciliation.

Path to EU accession ‘under construction’

Although fraught with negative connotations, the geographical region defined as the ‘Balkans’ is one of unique and lively history.  Unequivocally, a history of ethnic divisiveness and political turmoil, yet, in a space abound in cultural richness, shared heritages, entangled and connected national histories.  History bears particular significance for Balkan peoples, who, nevertheless, tend to abuse the word ‘historic’.  The popularity of the term could be attributed to its melodic sound and profound meaning – whatever is important or likely to be important in history, according to

RETHINK project gets underway

Sevres, 29-30 January 2018: With an interesting and busy project kick-off meeting successfully concluded on 30 January 2018, the RETHINK project has got off to a great start.  Hosted by CIEP (Centre International d'Etudes Pedagogiques), the consortium leaders, in Sevres, the meeting brought together the project partners from all over the EU:  Shoah Memorial (France),  Euroclio (based in the Netherlands), The Living History Forum (Sweden), The House of the Wannsee Conference (Germany), Kazerne Dossin (Belgium) and CESIE (Italy), all leading names in remembrance education, hi

CDRSEE takes part in a multi-stakeholder project on remembrance education

We are delighted to announce our participation as project partners in the upcoming initiative ‘RETHINK-Remembrance Education for Thinking Critically’, due to start in January 2018. The EU-wide initiative, funded under the Erasmus + programme will be coordinated by CIEP (Centre International D’Etudes Peadagogiques) in Paris and the project consortium comprises prestigious academic and education organisations across the EU. The work of the project will focus on creating and sharing best practice about how education on remembrance is conducted (with a particular focus on the Holocaust) and how

New Year, New Opportunities

2017 has been another year of groundbreaking, creative and practical work by the CDRSEE, and at the same time, a year of challenges. Our projects have gone from strength to strength- developing not only in their content and methods, but also in broadening their reach, engaging in more cooperation with a variety of groups and in delivering results that allow for societies to really bring about change. Europe in general, including our region of Southeast Europe, has found itself sailing into uncharted waters in 2017.

RETHINK Consortium meets in the Hague, 15-16 September 2018

The 2nd Consortium Meeting of the educational project RETHINK will take place in the Hague between the 14th and the 15th of September 2018. The 8 partners of the project, all distinguished in the field of formal and non formal education will evaluate the progress of the project and plan the next activities ahead.